Australia-UK FTA puts heat on NZ for similar deal

Australia-UK FTA puts heat on NZ for similar deal
Damien O’Connor travelled to Europe on Saturday to negotiate FTAs with the UK and the EU.
Rebecca Howard
Trade minister Damien O’Connor is under pressure to secure a similar deal for New Zealand after Australia was first over the line in the race to reach a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom.ACT’s trade spokesperson Brooke van Velden said the minister needs to explain to New Zealanders where we sit and why Australia has pipped us at the post.Earlier this week, Australia and the UK agreed on the broad outlines of an Australia-UK FTA, according to a joint press release from Australia’s minister for trade, tourism and inve...

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